This book highlights the potential and scope of green chemistry for clean and sustainable development. Covering the basics, the book introduces readers to the need and the many applications and benefits and advantages of environmentally friendly chemical practice and application in industry. The book addresses such topics as ecologically safe products, catalysts and solvents, conditions needed to produce such products, types of chemical processes that are conducive to green chemistry, and much more.
Benign Starting Materials
Ionic Liquids: Promising Solvent
Other Green Solvents
Photocatalysis: An Emerging Technology
Sonochemistry: A Pollution Free Pathway
Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis: A Need of the Day
Some Green Manufacturing Processes
"The importance of becoming a ‘green society’ is now well established within and outside the scientific community. . . This book is suited to advanced chemistry majors and practitioners; it has numerous detailed illustrations of organic transformations and emphasizes specific green processes and techniques, and ways specific named reactions can be more eco-friendly. The topics range from well-established industrial methods (e.g., sonochemistry and microwave-assisted chemistry) but not yet commonly employed. Overall, this interesting read highlights the rapid progress of green chemistry."
—P. G. Heiden, Michigan Technological University, in CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, June 2014